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My pet rat has severe bumblefoot. What can i do for him at home? I have Bactine, peroxide, iodine and Silver ointment but nothing is helping that rock-hard swelling and abscess. Please help!

Thank you for contacting us with your question! My name is Dr. Kristi Rhodes and I am a veterinarian at North Bay Animal Hospital. My interest is primarily in exotic animal medicine because I love rats as well, so I … Continue reading

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What Is Parvovirus And How To Properly Clean Up If Your Dog Has Been Infected

Canine Parvovirus (also called parvo) is a very contagious and potentially fatal viral disease seen in dogs. Most commonly, parvovirus causes gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. About Parvovirus Canine parvovirus is contagious and can survive for several … Continue reading

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We have 2 love birds–male is 10 and female is 3. We are considering moving to Europe. They must have microchip or legband. Can birds this small be safely microchipped?

Thank you for your inquiry. Microchipping birds (love birds) is safe and recommended. We can help you with this and the necessary registration of those microchips. Call us at 813-973-8566. Dr. Borderieux will be happy to help you with your … Continue reading

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Canine arthritis – is there anything that can be done?

The term arthritis is used for any abnormal change in the joint. The normal joint has cartilage and fluid that act as a cushion and prevent two bones from rubbing together. As arthritis progresses, these cushions degrade and the joint … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during the re-opening of Florida associated with human coronavirus COVID-19 by continuing Curbside Concierge Service, Telehealth, and Mobile Services, but we look forward to resuming limited in-hospital outpatient appointments as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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